About This Motorcycle Life

The experience of becoming a motorcyclist was full of revelations, but two things surprised me most.

The first was this sport’s sense of community. Any time you meet another rider, anywhere on Earth, they’re immediately your brother or sister, and you are theirs. Even in a world as tribal as motorcycling can be, what unites us remains far bigger that what makes us different.

The second is that under almost every helmet, it turns out there is a philosopher. It’s amazing how easy it is to get riders talking about why they do this and what it brings to their lives, amazing how much riding means to us.

TML aims to celebrate that. You won’t get much travel advice, here, or learn how to fix anything. But you will meet riders just like you who are willing to share something about why they love to ride. And I hope that will make you enjoy your motorcycle life even more.

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Episode 31 – Shoshin

Do sport riders know something the rest of us don’t? It can be hard to tell behind all that leather and armour, but there are few motorcycle lifestyles riders pursue with more dedication. Meet Anna... Read More
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Episode 30 – The Apprentice

For many of us, the internet is an indispensable part of motorcycle life. But have you ever wondered if the experts on your favourite forums are the real thing? Meet Tom Harley, a moderator on... Read More
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Episode 29 – We Could Be Heroes

What is it about motorcycles that turns some riders into social activists? From charity rides to roadside rescues, one of motorcycling’s most enduring archetypes is the rider who wanders the world to right its wrongs.... Read More
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Episode 27 – The Joyous Struggle

Why do we really seek adventure? Meet Henry Crew, the youngest person ever to circle the globe on a motorcycle, alone. His life barely begun and full of questions, Henry put it all on pause... Read More
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Episode 26 – East of Omaha

The archetype of the rock star biker is cool, but are they real? This one is. Meet singer songwriter Mark Kasprzyk, front man for alt rock band Redlight King. Kaz talks about how motorcycles fit... Read More
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Episode 25 – The Best Laid Plans

Could you really leave it all behind and live on your motorcycle? Meet James Bai, a cubicle dwelling engineer who decided to do exactly that. James and his wife carefully planned their entire lives to... Read More
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Episode 24 – Coming Home

What is it about soldiers and motorcycles? The connection between military culture and the machines we love is deep and goes back decades, but it turns out there’s more to this affinity than ancient history.... Read More
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